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ERIC Number: ED159952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 23
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Reference Count: 0
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Career Patterns of Men and Women in Graduate Administration.
Fullerton, Gail; Ellner, Carolyn
Designed to gather data on women in graduate administration, this study sought to determine career paths, work week patterns, satisfaction stemming from the administrative role, and methods of dealing with stress. Since little data were available about men in graduate administration to use for comparison, both men and women deans were surveyed. The major question addressed was: What significant differences are there between men and women in graduate administration in the colleges and universities belonging to the Western Association of Graduate Schools? Responses from the 83 male and l9 female participants surveyed indicate that the backgrounds of women in graduate administration are more similar to those of men than different. Their patterns of career advancement also appear to be similar but women are more likely to be in acting or interim positions. The trend is toward more women in graduate administration. Both sexes report similar contact patterns with colleagues, which indicates that women are not excluded from opportunities for informal decision-making. The psychic rewards derived from the job appear to differ for women and men, with men reporting more satisfaction from contacts with and service to faculty and students while women found leadership opportunities most rewarding. Stresses and coping patterns also differ. (JMD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Western Association of Graduate Schools
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, March 1978)